How the Feds Caught Matthew Yensan in Two Months
Matthew Yensan, an alprazolam vendor from Raleigh, North Carolina, just received a 78-month prison sentence for distributing producing alprazolam and selling it on the darknet, dealing with the proceeds of a crime, and having several firearms while committing said crime. The DEA’s investigation into the 25-year-old involved some bizarre characters in unrelated court cases, weird neighbors, and a handful of unknowns.
Russian Man Arrested for Buying LSD Online
Anti-drug trafficking agents of Russia’s Ministry of Internal _Affairs_ arrested a 35-year-old from Elista for ordering LSD from a vendor on the internet.
Alphabay Fentanyl Dealer “UKBargins” Confesses
Three men have admitted running the Alphabay vendor account where they sold fentanyl and dozens of fentanyl analogues. Investigators have traced their drugs back to six overdoses.
Dread, the Darknet Discussion Forum, has Relaunched
After somewhat of a rocky exit involving an allegedly shady admin taking bribes from Olympus market, HugBunter has finally brought back the darknet market discussion platform called Dread. It’s Reddit, but better. And for darknet market users.
BKA: Investigators are “Restricted not Powerless”
According to the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), infants and toddlers are increasingly becoming victims of child abuse—at least on videos found on the darknet child abuse forum “Elysium.”
Police Catfished the Tabooless Admin
During the recent sentencing of the Tabooless administrator, investigators detailed the steps taken during the investigation. According to two investigators, they caught the 50-year-old through what non-technical readers would refer to as “catfishing.” Long story short, they posed as a woman who seduced the admin, slowly chipping away at his anonymity.
BKA: Fighting Darknet Child Abuse Forums
Alphabay Vendor EtiKing Sentenced to Life in Prison
EtiKing, an Alphabay vendor known for selling Etizolam, received a life sentence in late April for distributing a fentanyl analogue that resulted in the fatal overdose of at least one customer. EtiKing aka Jeremy Achey will serve a life sentence in a federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled substances.
Chicago Woman Hired a Hitman on the Darknet
A Chicago woman has been charged for allegedly hiring a hitman on the darknet to kill the wife of a man with whom she had an affair. Like many of the darknet “murder-for-hire” cases, the police received a tip from a
fake hitman third party that sparked an investigation in early April 2018.